Is the Church the Body of Christ or His Bride?

Let’s celebrate the wedding of the Lamb and the New Jerusalem, AMEN, COME LORD.
Yes COME!

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Since childhood I have heard always that the Church is the Body of Christ and also the Bride, but it is that what the Bible is indicating?

First we must understand in a clear way the following terms here in question:

  • Bride
    • G3565
    • νύμφη
    • numphē
    • noom-fay’
    • From a primary but obsolete verb νύπτω nuptō (to veil as a bride; compare the Latin “nupto”, to marry); a young married woman (as veiled), including a betrothed girl; by implication, a son’s wife: – bride, daughter in law.
    • Total KJV occurrences: 8
    • Total KJV occurrences of the term “bride”: 14
  • Body
    • G4983
    • σῶμα
    • sōma
    • so’-mah
    • From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively: – bodily, body, slave.
    • Total KJV occurrences: 146
    • Total KJV occurrences of the Term “Body of Christ”: 4
  • Bridegroom
    • G3566
  • νυμφίος
  • numphios
  • noom-fee’-os
  • From G3565; a bride groom (literally or figuratively): – bridegroom.
  • Total KJV occurrences: 16

While during the Reformation time, in where Martin Luther and other great church leaders did their best to established and clarified the role and the effect of the Church in the believer’s life, it is also certain they fail to make very clear many points that had been the roots of today’s misunderstanding, misinterpretations, and in many instances the roots of many cults and heresies.

In today’s assemblies there is a lack of teaching the root of the Word of God to the followers of the Way, as it was under the beginning of the Church or assembly, even apostle Paul indicated that very clear in many instances such as in the epistle to the Colossians;

  • Col 1:28 KJV
    (28) Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

If you might remember, and just to mentioned, in the Book of Daniel in chapter 2 the image giving in a dream to the king Nebuchadnezzar indicates the fact that the feet were of a mixture of iron and clay. For long time and by many scholars and Bible’s enthusiasts, attribute this part of the image to the influence of the Roman empire / Catholic church in the human history, and it maybe so in part, (but after many years on this subject, not counting my many days and hours of every day in humble prayers) I feel this is a direct relation to the seven assemblies from the Book of Revelation and the times of Reformation, of course this is a subject for another time to discuses.

Lets continue; among the subjects that the time of the Reformation fail to clarified for the masses, and was kept in shadows of ignorance and traditions tough in this subject of the Body of Christ (this is the Church/Assembly) and the Bride of Christ (this is the New Jerusalem), as I am confident with the Holy Spirit guidance on the Word of Truth will be able to demonstrate.

I am obligated to mention in this Bible Study, the fact that, what I called “Israeltology” (this is the study of Israel in regard to the Gospel/Church and the Gentile). To me the Bible makes very clear the three types of identities the plan of God is directed to. That is; the Plan of Redemption for the People of Israel, the Plan of Salvation for the Gentiles/Believers/Followers of the Way, and the End Plan for the Non-Believer/Gentiles/Earth Dwellers (as they are called in the Book of Revelation). Three different entities with three different plans and choices. Once again this is subject for another time and another Bible Study.

Getting back on track;

The “Body of Christ” is a term that only appear under the New Testament, this does not mean that the term “body” is not mentioned under the Old Testament, in fact on the KJV the word “body” is mentioned 146 times.

It is imperative to mentioned that it is not but until the letter to Romans that the Apostle Paul mentioned the “Body of Christ” as an indication of the way for the Followers of the Way to received freedom from the slavery or bondage of the LAW and as a result the freedom to married one another through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus in the Cross.

Later on on the 1st letter to the Corinthians 10:16 the Apostle also make a clear reference to the followers of the Lord and compared the bread in the communion as of the Lord indicates to be “His Body”, doing so in a form of question, more indicative of the direct relation of the Believer in Christ to be a member of the Body of Christ.

In the same letter but in chapter 12 verse 27, Paul declared without any possibility of misunderstanding the notion that the Church of the Lord is in fact the Body of Christ.

In the Book of the Ephesians 4:12 the Apostle himself declares the main reason behind each believer to become part of the Body of Christ, and this is due to the feeling of ownership, as he expressed in the same verse of the same book before mentioned, and it said the following;

Eph 4:8-16 KJV
(8) Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
(9) (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
(10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
(11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
(12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(15) But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

As a result, we as part of the Body of Christ must search for:

  • The perfection of each and every member of the Church/Believer/Follower of the Way,
  • for the work of the Ministry
    • prayers
    • fastenings
    • reading and searching the Word of the Truth and its knowledge through the Holy Spirit
    • comforting each others with the Word of the Gospel of the Lord at all times
    • preaching, teaching and exhorting(sometimes rebuking) with the Word of the Lord
  • for the Edification of the Body of Christ

and there is a key word used for this exhortation from the Apostle, and that is “until” the following:

  • We all come to the unity of the Faith
    • Hebrews 11:1
  • the knowledge of the Son of God

And by doing this, to become a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (in other words, to be capable to become spiritual adults and not becoming dependent of the milk but instead capable of nurturing the body with the meat that contains the nutrients for a healthy spiritual growth). Please read below;

  • Heb_5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
  • Heb_5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
  • 1Pe_2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

As you keep reading in the Book of the Ephesians in chapter 4 verses 14-16, the reasons are clear, and that for we as part of the Body of Christ to be capable to grow founded in the Truth of His Word for us a members of His Body not to be moved by the winds of heresies, false teachers, traditions without biblical foundations and so on and even more so with the understanding the Christ is the Head of the Body.

How glorious is to know, that as members of that Body of Christ, we will be not just part of the weeding with the Bride but join together in marriage with the Bride.

And now, here comes the “Bride”…

Throughout all the Bible the people of Israel are seeing as the Bride of the Lord God. And due to her infidelity with idols and sins, the Lord God feel, she (Israel) had been unfaithful to Him, for example;

In the Book of;

  • Isaiah
    • 49:18, 61:10, 62:5
  • Jeremiah
    • 2:32, 7:34, 16:9, 25:10, 33:11
  • Joel
    • 2:16
  • John
    • 3:29
  • Rev
    • 18:23, 21:2, 21:9-10, 22:17

Among all the above verses above, I like for you to pay attention to the one in the Book of Revelation 21:2, and it said;

  • Rev 21:2 KJV
    • (2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Notice how specific the Apostle John is in his description of what he saw;

  1. the holy city
    1. The New Jerusalem
      1. coming down from God out of Heaven
      2. prepared as a bride
      3. adorned for her Husband (Jesus Christ)

And also at Revelation 21:9-10;

  • Rev 21:9-10 KJV
    (9) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
    (10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

  1. The angel is showing to the Apostle John the “Bride
  • the Lamb’s wife
    • Great City
    • Holy Jerusalem
    • descending from Heaven
  • Rev 22:17 KJV
    (17) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

  1. The Spirit say Come
  2. The Bride say Come (Israel/New Jerusalem)
  3. The hearer say Come (The Believer/Follower of the Way/Body of Christ)

In conclusion, I hope you can also say with me as the hearer of the Word of Truth, Yes Come Lord Jesus, Yes Come! Lets celebrate the wedding of the Lamb with the New Jerusalem as His Bride, and us as Followers of the Way and as the Body of Christ!

The Church is the Body of Christ
The New Jerusalem is the Bride…

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Who came First?

As you well know, I am a Bible Blogger, and a person that loves to Study the Word of God as is intended by the Holy Spirit, based on prayers, fast and of course spiritual living diligence (not that I am perfect at all, by any mean whatsoever, but through the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ). Also I like to study the Books of the Scripture from the root of the language respecting the original message that it was intended to bring to “us” today.

Never the less, my wife inspired me to write about a subject that even though, it is originated by the ignorance of the non-believer, is also part of the Christian core and spiritual education, we no longer give it a complete though, in part, to the influence of the human desire of given an explanation to the unknown (some call this “Science”), and or to the laziness on our part on getting deep and hard on the Word of Truth and in the desire and power of knowing God through His Word connecting ourselves to the Spiritual world with the Holy Spirit of God.

1Co 2:12-16 KJV

  • (12) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
  • (13) Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
  • (14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
  • (15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
  • (16) For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Joh 1:4-5 KJV

  • (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
  • (5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

My wife asked me, as a joke, who came first? The chicken or the egg?

For many, this question has one and one answer only, (you might say that will be depending, from which point of view you are looking at), that is:

  • If you are a person without the spiritual vision of Christ, you will anchor your point on the bases of the human knowledge and the fable of the “evolution”. In today’s generation there is more desire to expand such term to give a broader view to allocate such answers without looking no further, that is in their favor.
  • If you are a spiritual man/woman of God (this is a Follower of the Way and of the True and Only Living God, that is if you have given your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ) you will base your answer on the only source of knowledge, that is the Word of God (The Bible).
  • Please, don’t allow any one to deceive you!
    • Luk_21:8
      • And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

We all know how the Word of God tell us the Beginning of our Universe, and also the reason of the Creation of All and by/for/whom things were created.

Gen 1:1 KJV

  • (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Joh 1:1-3 KJV

  • (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • (2) The same was in the beginning with God.
  • (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

It is very important for the reader of the Word of God and even more so for the non-believer (that is, the ones that are not under the spiritual guidance of the Holy Spirit, that is the ones that have not given their heart to the Lord and only Savior of the human kind, Jesus Christ) to understand that all of the Followers of the Way have their foundation on the trusting and acknowledgment that the Word of God is Divinely Inspired and there is no other higher authority for us to follow but the Word of God. This is also accepted by faith, as the apostle Paul indicates in his writings;

Rom_10:17

  • So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Rom_11:20

  • Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

Heb_11:1

  • Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Understanding the definition of Faith will in many ways, enable the importance of the power of the Word of God in us as believers in relation to the Creation of the Universe and the understanding of “who came first?

The evolution came to be known for the first time during the beginning of the 19th century by Jean-Babtiste Lamarck (1744-1829) in where he proposed the theory of “transmutation of species”, it was not but until 1859 that Charles Darwin and Russel Wallace published a new theory titled “Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859)”. This was based in pure and physical observations as they travel throughout.

In the movie “Inherit the Wind” (1960 (this is one-hundred and one years after the “Darwin’s On the Origin of Species”)) a teacher is thrown in jail for teaching the evolution theory in his classroom, it is important to point out that many of the events in the movie were either exaggerated or wrongly portrayed even more conflicting with what took place in real life, based on the court transcript of the case (this is also showing bias of the left wing and Hollywood media as reflected in today’s society).

The United State and the World are now starting to be influence by a strong pull on the left wing and the mass media, toward the verge of the ignorance and acceptance of one way and one way only, “foolishness”.

The cloud of the sinful life of the non-believer (please, understand the term here used, a non-believer is the person who hasn’t given his/her heart to the Only Lord and Savior of the human kind, the Only Begotten Son of God Jesus the Christ), doesn’t allow them to see the spiritual world and the understanding of the Word of God through the Holy Spirit by Faith, and considering (as a result of their ignorant heart to the Word of God) irrelevant and non-factual the Word divinely inspired.

As the Word of God said through the Apostle Paul;

1Co 3:18-20 KJV

  • (18) Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
  • (19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
  • (20) And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

It came time for me to answer my beautiful wife the question of “who came first?”, “the chicken or the egg?”, and the answer without any doubt is, The Chicken came first, created by God to populate this world!

To you All Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus our Savior, Lift your heads and Praise Him for He is Coming Soon!!!

Rom 8:12-17 KJV

  • (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
  • (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
  • (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
  • (15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
  • (16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
  • (17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Gal 4:1-7 KJV

  • (1) Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
  • (2) But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
  • (3) Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
  • (4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
  • (5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
  • (6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
  • (7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

God Bless You All!

The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther

Meaning of the Name: Esther

Es’ther. (a star). The Persian name of Hadassah. (myrtle), daughter of Abihail, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite. In the Hebrew language the name is derivative of the word “hester” ( meaning “hiddenness”). Esther was a beautiful Jewish maiden. She was an orphan, and had been brought up by her cousin, Mordecai, who had an office in the household of Ahasuerus, king of Persia — supposed to be the Xerxes of history — and dwelt at “Shushan, the palace.”

When Vashti was dismissed from being queen, the king chose Esther to the place, on account of her beauty, not knowing her race or parentage; and on the representation of Haman, the Agagite, that the Jews scattered through his empire were pernicious race, he gave him full power and authority to kill them all.

The means taken by Esther to avert this great calamity from her people and her kindred are fully related in the book of Esther. The Jews still commemorate this deliverance in the yearly Festival of Purim, on the 14th and 15th of Adar (February, March) (the Second Edition of “Understanding The Old Testament” from Bernhard W. Anderson expressed in page 527 that the edict was to started on the Third-teen of the month of Adar which is also a day of fastening). History is wholly silent about both Vashti and Esther.

Historical Time/Periods of Events: (486 – 465 BC)

During the reign of Xerxes I of Persia (son of Darius I) [(Ahasuerus) (about 44 years after the end of Daniel while in Babylon with Nebuchadnezzar/Darius/Xerxes (605-530))] This king is also mentioned in Ezra 4:6

The events of the Book of Esther took action in between periods of:

  1. 536-516 BC in which under Zerubbabel (Governor) and Joshua (Priest), the Temple of Jerusalem was rebuilt (read Ezra chapters 3-6), and to which Haggai and Zechariah were the prophets called by God.
  2. 457-432 BC in which under Nehemiah (Governor) and Ezra (Priest) the Wall was rebuilt, and Jerusalem restored as a fortified city, and to which Malachi was the prophet called by God.
    1. Ezra gives an account of both periods.
    2. Nehemiah gives account of the second period

Place of Events: Susa (Shushan) (Modern IRAN)

Winter capital of the Persian Empire, city in Elam (260 km/200 miles from Babylon).

The events described in the Book of Esther fits in between the chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of the Prophet Ezra.

Below click on the file to download a PDF Formatted file of the Time Table of the Book of Esther. There is also the file below of it which is the Chronological order of events in the Book of Esther also in a PDF Format.

The UFO’s and Giants concept in relation to the Christian World

orange and black frog
“looking like Frogs”

1) What is an UFO from the scientific point of view?

▪ The term UFO is the acronym of what is well known as the “Unidentified Flying Object”. This acronym was used since the beginning of the 1920th. This acronym properly used does not identified an extra-terrestrial aircraft but as clearly indicates an object that is capable to fly without being properly identified.

▪ Ufology is the study of those objects that had being recorded as actual sightings.

2) Since when is recorded any sighting of any UFO?

▪ In 1947 in the State of Washington Mr. Kenneth Arnold claimed to sight a group of nine high speed objects near Mount Rainier. The news paper that printed Mr. K. Arnold claim used the term “like saucers skipping water”, and since them the term “flying saucers” it has being used.

▪ There has being many more sightings recorded even before the above mentioned, such as the one documented in the Christoper Columbus Journal.

3) What this means for the scientific community?

▪ The scientific community believe, if the concept is to be proved and valid, the realm of many junctions of the human lives will be in disarray and even more so in chaos.

▪ Why you may ask?

◦ It is believed by the scientific community that if there is extra-terrestrial activity in our air space, where do they come from or where do we came from and why we are here?

◦ The believe in a religion will be a term of the past based on the scientific community’s believed (what they don’t understand is that science is also a religion and not facts proven of any kind, but in many instances based on the “faith of their followers”, and that my friends is also the definition of religion).

◦ they also claim that if the UFO existence could and will be quantified then, and only then, we will be able to find the origin of the known Universe.

What the Word of God says about this subject, if anything for that matter, you may ask?

• (Rev 16:13 KJV) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

• (Rev 16:14 KJV) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

What is this really talking about?

One of the most powerful elements in favor of the evil forces is the power of “deceiving” the human kind;

• (2Th 2:11 KJV+) AndG2532 for this causeG1223 G5124 GodG2316 shall sendG3992 themG846 strong delusion,G1753 G4106 that theyG846 should believeG4100 a lie:G5579

◦ The word “strong” is define as:

▪ G1753

▪ ἐνέργεια [energeia (en-erg’-i-ah)]

• From G1756; efficiency (“energy”): – operation, strong, (effectual) working.

◦ The word “delusion” is define as:

▪ G4106

▪ πλάνη [planē (plan’-ay)]

• Feminine of G4108 (as abstraction); objectively fraudulence; subjectively a straying from orthodoxy or piety: – deceit, to deceive, delusion, error.

God will send to the human race a strong delusion (spirit of error), that they [the human race (the earth dwellers)] will be capable to believe “a lie (the lie)”. Notice the use of the word lie, in a singular form, as imposing a strong force on the term.

Which lie is so important that will influence the earth dwellers?

Since before the creation of the Universe, the evil forces had try over and over to disrupt the plan of salvation (delivered to the human race through the Only Begotten Son of God, that is Jesus Christ sacrifice in the Cross), by either:

1) Trying to imposed his dominion and compared himself to the Only Living God (read: Isaiah 14)

2) Disrupting the creation itself (read: Genesis 3)

3) Trying the total annihilation of Israel and by doing so trying to make the Word of God and His prophecies not a reality.

4) Even more subdued to the reality of the open eye of the reader of the Word of God, by mingle with the human race to corrupt the blood/human gene with the intent to stop the birth of the Only Begotten Son of God, for the redemption of the human race that will accept the Gospel of Christ. We now know the devil forces fail in their attempt. Never the least they are trying to mingling with the human race.

Of these four respective elements above discussed, we will be getting our attention to number four.

First things first; in the Book of Revelation 16:13 speaks about three unclean/bad spirits and also described them as “like frogs”:

Normally whenever there is a claim of an abduction of the third kind ( this is how is referred when is claimed that an extraterrestrial being has abducted a human being) the description of the perpetrators by the victims is the following;

• Elongated face, big black round Eyes, green or gray color skin

If you look closely to the description it does imitated the “frogs” look.

Now lets start with the element four, discussed before:

In Isaiah 14 there is a very powerful description of “Lucifer” (well known today as Satan) as how he tried to be like God.

• (Isa 14:12 KJV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

• (Isa 14:13 KJV) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

• (Isa 14:14 KJV) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

• (Isa 14:15 KJV) Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

The angel that was considered the most beautiful of them all, rebel against God, and is exile from Heaven with his followers (angels that were deceived by Lucifer himself) and his powers and position relinquished.

Once the Creation of the Universe and the Earth is finished by God, including the “man (Adam and Eve)”, notice that Adam and Eve were created directly by the hand of God Almighty, and so were the angels of Heaven. Must understand that any man or women after Adam and Eve are directly descendant from the human (they are Adam and Eve descendant). But the angels that fall from Heaven, they still direct creation of God but not longer obedience to the Word of God, they now are called “fallen angels” and also in the Hebrew they are called “Nephilim”.

◦ Nephilim

▪ H5303

▪ {נְפִל נְפִיל [nephı̂yl nephil (nef-eel’, nef-eel’)]}

▪ From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: – giant.

• (Jud 1:6 KJV) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

• (2Pe 2:4 KJV) For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

These angels were, as it is described in Jude 6 “out of their first estate”, (the term estate in this case is used as a habitation=house), which may suggest, these particular falling angels left their spiritual bodies becoming humans and mingling with the human race (taking wives from among the women of the human race), procreating a generation of corrupted bodies with corrupted blood genes. As the result of these forbidden relationship among these fallen angels and the women from the human race a new generation of what we know today as “giants” (the term of mighty men is also used) were born.

• (Gen 6:4 KJV+) There wereH1961 giantsH5303 in the earthH776 in thoseH1992 days;H3117 and alsoH1571 afterH310 that,H3651 whenH834 the sonsH1121 of GodH430 came inH935 untoH413 the daughtersH1323 of men,H120 and they bareH3205 children to them, the sameH1992 became mighty menH1368 whichH834 were of old,H4480 H5769 menH376 of renown.H8034

• Nephilim

▪ H5303

▪ {נְפִל נְפִיל [nephı̂yl nephil (nef-eel’, nef-eel’)]}

• From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: – giant.

• This term in the Greek is used as “γιγαντες”(gigantes)

▪ It happened that they were “giants” in statue, but the real meaning of the term is “the born from earth”.

▪ Nimrod was a “Nephilim”

• (Gen 10:8 KJV+) And CushH3568 begatH3205 (H853) Nimrod:H5248 heH1931 beganH2490 to beH1961 a mighty oneH1368 in the earth.H776

◦ H1368 {גִּבֹּר גִּבּוֹר [gibbôr gibbôr (ghib-bore’, ghib-bore’)]}

◦ Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: – champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.

Please notice on how the above verse also indicates very clear that those generations of “giants” were not just during the pre-flood era but not surprisingly during the post-flood era.

What that mean for us? We will figure this out later on this article, but for now let see if there is more prove of these giants in the Bible.

The Bible asked us to have two or more witness to declare or testifying anything against or in favor of someone, so here is the verses to make this article truthful through the Word of God:

Bible Reference KJV

Known As

Geo Location

Comments

Gen 6:4

Nephilim

Unknown

Result of the Fallen Angels mingling with the women of

human-race

Num 13:33

Giants

Amalekites

Hittites

Jebusites

Amorites

Canaanites(Sea / Coast of Jordan)

Num 13:32

described the inhabitants as Carnivorous

Deu 2:10-11

Anakims

Emims

Moab

Emims was the name given to the Anakims by the Moabites

Deu 2:20

Zamzummims

Ammonites

Name given to Giants by the Ammonites

Deu 3:11/13

Og king of Bashan

Bashan / Edrei

Argob

Fortified cities from the area of Palestine

(Read Deu 3:5)

Jos 12:4

Jos 13:12

Giants

Og king of Bashan / Ashtaroth (East of Jordan)

Edrei

East of the Jordan region and near Palestine

Jos 15:8

Giants

Valley of the son of Hinnom / south side of Jebusite

Jebusite is also known as Jerusalem

Jos 17:15

Giants

Land of the Perizzites

Canaanite tribe that

co-mingle with giants

Jos 18:16

Giants

Valley of the giants

Valley of Hinnom

South side to Jebusi

Enrogel descended (near Jerusalem)

As you can see on the Bible alone, have more than two witnesses that corroborate the existences of giants on the Earth.

There is also many written articles and journals from past, with many stories and declarations of events in were either the owners of the journals/writers had the personal experience themselves or from others, relating to them such events. One of those specific cases is a famous person in the American culture and frontiersman known as “Daniel Boone”; in his writings “Daniel Boone” expressed that the natives of America were capable to identified the giants race by their “six fingers hands”, reason why they raised their hands to salute and identified each other. Hollywood used this in their movies but adding to it a fictional touch. Even a President of the USA (Abraham Lincoln) wrote about them in one of his writings in 1848 after a visit to the Niagara Falls (it is uncertain if he was referring to human giants or Mammoth and Mastodon as others say, but one way or another raise the question of what if?). There is evidence of multiple findings of human skeletons burials throughout the US land, but … well you know!

Using these “evidence”, the evil forces, distort them and put them as an anchor for them to move the skeptical world toward the possibilities and the believe of an extraterrestrial approach and with doing so, confusing and deviating the truth from those that have their foundation on pseudo-knowledge on the human science rather than the common sense and more so, in the true knowledge from the Word of God.

This is why the Holy Spirit expressed through the Apostle Paul the following;

• 2Th 2:6-12 KJV

(6) And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

(7) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

(8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

(9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

(10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

(11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

(12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Having this understanding, we (the Followers of the Way) must be ready not just for the rapture but also in abundant prayer and vast knowledge of the Word of God for the discernment and for whenever the moment approach for the rapture.

The only thing that is revealed to us in the Book of Revelation through the Holy Spirit is that those three unclean spirits, looking “like frogs”, will come out of the mouth of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet; a pure indication that they are but just an illusion for the evil forces to accomplished their plan. Please remember that the human race (those not under the Spirit of Truth) are driven to see with their human eyes and to believe with their hearts. Plus it is also reveal that these three unclean spirits will perform miracles, and by doing so they will gain their trust from the earth dwellers and the leaders of the world as it is said in the Book of Revelation;

Rev 16:13-14 KJV

(13) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

(14) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

In today’s generation there is desire to believe more the pseudo-science and the fairy tales of the non spiritual world. Many development of technology and ground braking ideas are throwing the human race to believe in non-sense, but that is also a well known fact in the Word of God;

Isa 47:10 KJV

(10) For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

Hos 6:6 KJV

(6) For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

2Ti 3:13-17 LITV

(13) But evil men and pretenders will go forward to worse, leading astray and being led astray.

(14) But you keep on in what you learned and were assured of, knowing from whom you learned,

(15) and that from a babe you know the Holy Scriptures, those being able to make you wise to salvation through belief in Christ Jesus.

(16) All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

(17) so that the man of God may be perfected, being fully furnished for every good work.

As a result of the non-spiritual knowledge in were the human race is deepening more and more; they are exceedingly looking to becoming a super human race and or the inter-relation with a super race. So is the reason why today more than ever, there is many emphasis in fairy tales of super heroes, super powers, mingling with the technology the human race, and or “the contact with the third kind”.

This is possibly seeing in the Book of Daniel:

Dan 2:43 KJV

(43) And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

Today more than ever, every single nation is either shooting to space and or planning to establish a space station, even also privates companies.

Recently and as of 2019, it is known that a private Chinese company was capable to modify the human gene on a new born (this was made public knowledge as of January 2019).

Artificial Intelligence (A/I) is taking over the financial and economical grounds of every economy in the world. This is opening the doors to the Book of Revelation in regard to the “mark of the Beast”.

In perspective:

There is no time to wait nor to spare, but to be diligent and alert because, Soon the Lord is Coming!

Islam and its foundation

Definition of “islam
·         Islam

o   [Arabic ‘islām, submission, from ‘aslama, to surrender, resign oneself, from Syriac ‘ašlem, to make peace, surrender, derived stem of šlem, to be complete; see šlm in Semitic roots.]

o   An entire meaning of the word based on an old point of view is that the term Islam is based on the strength that a fighter will demonstrate even in the most difficult oppositions and circumstances on the battlefield.

The goal of islam:
·         The subjugation of the entire World either by the use of acceptance of their believes by the unbelievers of the cult or by the sword if necessary.

o   There is absolutely no Islamist Democratic state

o   A form of “cultural imperialism”

The Worldview from the islam point of view:
·         The World is divided in two by the islamc world and believer:

o   The domain of the faithful to islam

o   The domain of those that the islamist is at War due to their rejection of the islamist believe

Islam did not start with Mohammed as it is perceived by many and there are numerals misconceptions about this cult.

Misconceptions about islam:
·         Allah (name of their deity) “Is Not” the same as “YHWH” The Only Living GOD (Elohim, I Am Who I Am, The Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End, The Almighty (The Trilogy GOD = God Father/God Son (Jesus Christ)/God Holy Spirit))

·         Allah is the Moon god which is also known from the beginning in the city of Ur of the Chaldeans

o   The deity’s name was “Sin”(Syrian language (the controller of the night)) among other many names.

Sin the Babylonian Moon god

§  His emblem is the “the crescent moon”

§  It did also preside in a “Lunar based Calendar”

o   It is until this very day for the Islamic cult the bases of their calendar for their holidays and their religious emblem”the crescent moon”

o   One of the more prominent kings was by the name of “Sennacherib” ( the name mean “sin multiply his brothers” and he was named after the moon god)

o   Mohammad himself though to believe his in many occasions that the sources of his visions were from “demons” and/or “Jinn” (as they were called and known by today’s standards as “genies” (read “Handbook of Today’s Religions; by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart page 380) but Khadijah (his wife) and others convinced him of otherwise.

§  This is the reflection of what is derived and strongly related to and from occultism and witchcraft.

This is what God Jehovah said about the idolatry of any kind:

§  Deu 4:15-19 LITV

·         (15)  Therefore you shall carefully watch over your souls, for you have not seen any likeness in the day Jehovah spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire,

·         (16)  that you not deal corruptly, and make for yourselves a graven image, a likeness of any figure, the form of a male or female,

·         (17)  the form of any animal in the earth; the form of any winged bird that flies in the heavens;

·         (18)  the form of any creeping thing on the ground; the form of any fish in the waters under the earth;

·         (19)  and that you not lift up your eyes towards the heavens and shall see the sun, and the heavens, and you be drawn away and worship them, and serve them; which Jehovah your God has allotted to all the peoples under all the heavens.

§  Deu 17:3 LITV

·         (3)  and has gone and served other gods, and worshiped them; or the sun, or the moon, or of the host of the heavens, which I have not commanded;

In Genesis God, YHWH called Abrams from the city of Ur of the Chaldeans, and the deity of this people was the “Moon god”, which later will become the deity of the Babylonian empire, and this event took place much after the Tower of Babel was starting to be built and the people of the earth were given different tongues or languages, forcing them to group as their own language allowed them to communicated (read chapter 11 in the Book of Genesis).

Gen 12:1 LITV

(1)  And Jehovah had said to Abram, Go out from your land and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.

Arabia: Mecca

A city in western Saudi Arabia near the coast of the Red Sea. The birthplace of Muhammad, it is the holiest city of Islam and a pilgrimage site for devout Muslims.  It is the center of all cults and pagan religions.  In this particular city, they have a black stone that in accordance with their tradition felt from heaven.  It is presume was an ancient meteor.  The Black Stone (Arabic: ٱلْحَجَرُ ٱلْأَسْوَد‎, al-Ḥajaru al-Aswad, “Black Stone”) is a rock set into the eastern corner of the Kaaba, the ancient building located in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  The lord of the Kaaba was the Moon god known as “Al-ilah” which also was the chief idol among the 360 idols in the Kaaba.  Due to the migration of all followers of the cult, the route of the migration became very profitable and mandatory for all believers to migrate to this “Mecca”, root of all pagan rituals.

Among these rituals and pagan cult, the polytheistic roots were predominant, but the difference among this culture and others was that the “Moon god” deity was considered a male deity and the sun deity was a female deity.  All the other celestial bodies were part of their cult but interesting to say that the stars in the night were considered the “Moon god’s offsprings”.

Under their tradition, the believer bows and pray toward Mecca. Pilgrimage is a requirement and the believer must circle the Kaaba seven times.  Due to the incredible profitability of this migration of people every year, there was a complete family dedicated to maintaining this ritual alive, and if in any doubt all you need to do is to look at the names of Mohammad’s parents and relatives, to be able to figure it out.

Mohammad repackages this polytheistic belief in a monotheistic form with the name of their idol to become “Allah” which was derivative form from the root name of their chief deity and chief idol “Al-ilah” and keeping the title of the “chief of the Kaaba”.

It is very important to notice how Mohammad mix many of the Judaism and Christianities believes but not based on the real information but in what he heard while his travel and migration.  Many of them became bizarre and weird in every way of the context, not to mention contradictories in many ways to their own writing.

The “Quran” was not in existence until the 9th century.

Muhammad came to the misconception that the Jewish and Christian believers were going to embraced his cult as easy as the Arab world did, coming to a definite shocking of cultural and spiritual battle among themselves.  To the point that it was the sword the one that determined many of the conflicts.

Mohammad and his followers accused the Jewish people of betrayal and the Christians as ignorant and unable to be educated to accept his cult, but of course, this is in his own mind.

The Quran
For the muslin believer, the Quran is the word of their deity and idol.  This is critical to point out, that the violence and the desire for imposing their believe toward the islamist unbeliever world is predominant.

All throughout the Quran, you can notice how the idol and deity “Allah”, is not only called an “unknowable god” but he is also a “capricious god”, and many whether knowingly or willingly and in other instances under ignorance of the truth, compared the muslin deity and idol “Allah” with the Only Living God or “YHWH” from the Old Testament on the Jewish Bible, and there is nothing farther from the truth.

“YHWH” is the Only GOD that goes to an extreme and extensive desire to be completely known and transparent through all the entire Bible to His creation, the humankind.  Not just as God the Father but made Himself human to safe and give the Gospel of Salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ to redeem all His creation through the blood of His Only Begotten Son in the Cross.

Joh 3:16-21 LITV

(16)  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

(17)  For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

(18)  The one believing into Him is not condemned; but the one not believing has already been condemned, for he has not believed into the name of the only begotten Son of God.

(19)  And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the Light, for their works were evil.

(20)  For everyone practicing wickedness hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, that his works may not be exposed.

(21)  But the one doing the truth comes to the Light, that his works may be revealed, that they exist, having been worked in God.

 

Among the many ways, the Quran identified the Jews, one, in particular, called my attention, and that is “the people of the Book”.

Islamic legends and superstitions:
1.      The Islamic world believes in the legend that Abraham built the Kaaba in Mecca, but Abraham was never in the city of Mecca nor have any contact with the Kaaba nor with islam.

2.      They also believe that the Arabs are straight descendent of Ishmaels the son of Abraham and Hagar (Egyptian slave) (Click on the PDF File Format link below to see the genealogy diagram of Abraham proven based on the Bible the Book of Genesis chapter 25 that the Arabs are descendant of Kedar, son of Abraham and Hagar the Egyptian slave).

Abraham Descendants (PDF Format File based on Genesis Chapter 25 showing that the Arabs people are descendant of Kedar, son of Abraham and the slave Egyptian Girl Hagar).

a.      They are indeed descendants of the lineage of Ishmael but through his son Kedar

b.      Genesis 25:12-18

i.      Gen 25:12-18 LITV

ii.      (12)  And these are the generations of Ishmael, the son of Abraham, whom Hagar the Egyptian, the slave-girl of Sarah, bore to Abraham.

iii.      (13)  And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael was Nebajoth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

iv.      (14)  and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

v.      (15)  Hadad, and Tema, and Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

vi.      (16)  These were the sons of Ishmael, and these their names in their settlements and in their camps, twelve chiefs according to their nations.

vii.      (17)  And these were the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred thirty seven years. And he expired and died, and was gathered to his people.

viii.      (18)  And they lived from Havilah to Shur, which is facing Egypt as you come toward Assyria; he settled facing all his brothers.

c.       The description of Ishmael and his future behavior with others and among themselves is prophecied in Genesis chapter 16: 11-12

i.      Gen 16:11-12 LITV

ii.      (11)  And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Behold! You are with child and shall bear a son; and you shall call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah has listened to your affliction.

iii.      (12)  And he shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against all, and the hand of everyone against him; and he shall live before all his brothers.

 

I encourage everyone to pray and be prepared in fasting and studying the Word of God (The Bible) for you not to be deceived at the End Times as it is express in the II Book of the Thessalonians chapter 2:

2Th 2:1-12 LITV
(1)  And, brothers, we entreat you, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together to Him,
(2)  for you not to be quickly shaken in the mind, nor to be disturbed, neither through a spirit, nor through speech, nor through letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ has come.
(3)  Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first comes the falling away, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
(4)  the one opposing and exalting himself over everything being called God, or object of worship, so as for him “to sit in the temple of God” as God, setting forth himself, that he is God. Dan. 11:36; Eze. 28:2
(5)  Do you not remember that I told you these things, I yet being with you?
(6)  And now you know the thing holding back, for him to be revealed in his time.
(7)  For the mystery of lawlessness already is working, only he is holding back now, until it comes out of the midst.
(8)  And then “the Lawless One” will be revealed, “whom” “the Lord” “will consume” “by the spirit of His mouth,” and will bring to nought by the brightness of His presence. Isa. 11:4
(9)  His coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and miraculous signs and lying wonders,
(10)  and in all deceit of unrighteousness in those being lost, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved.
(11)  And because of this, God will send to them a working of error, for them to believe the lie,
(12)  that all may be judged, those not believing the truth, but who have delighted in unrighteousness.

God Bless You and Prepare yourself in a diligent manner!

Chapters of the Book of Daniel in Chronological Order

The following file is in Mindmup Software.  This is an Update of the file previously done on my Blog in a PDF Format.

This is File 1: Chapters of the Book of Daniel in Chronological Order

File 2: This File is independent to the above file and a link to the Entire Book of Daniel (Chapters and Verses) done with FreeMind Software and link now with Mindmup Software. It is base on a Chronological Order. Double Click on the Link to see the file and click on Open with Mindmup 2.0